Clinical Research Assistant I

Minneapolis, MN


The Center for Veterans Research and Education (CVRE), whose mission is helping to support innovative research

and education initiatives that improve the health and well-being of Veterans, is seeking a Clinical Research

Assistant I. The part-time dermatology Clinical Research Assistant I will be hired to primarily work on the

DermoSight project and other VA funded grants. The CRA I will work closely with Dr. Goldfarb, working with

patients and working on publications.

Responsibilities: Major duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

Obtaining informed consent

Giving patient instructions

Gathering medical and medication histories for study participants

Conducting study participant follow-up

Publish original articles, with assistance.

Other duties as assigned

Applicants must include a cover letter.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s (BA/BS) or above from an accredited college or university in

public health, sociology, psychology, or related allied health field

Experience: Prior research experience (1 year) is preferred, but not necessary.

Licensure/Registration/Certification: None

Preferred Qualifications:

Research Assistant experience dealing with data collection and data storage, human subject studies, and

institutional review board processes.

Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, human subjects’ protections, and federal regulations related to

clinical research.

Prior research experience is preferred, including data collection and data storage, human subjects’ studies,

and institutional review board process.

Familiarity with REDCap is preferred.

Some programming knowledge

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Basic experience with trouble-shooting devices and software settings.

Experience in coordinating multiple task and project elements with differing timelines and completion


• Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.

Conditions of Employment:

• Subject to a criminal and educational background check.

• Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.

• Regular and predictable attendance is required.

• Typical hours fall within standard business hours, work may be required during hours beyond standard business hours, including weekends.

• Must be a US citizen

Physical Requirements: The employee must be able to navigate the medical center, use a keyboard, and life up to 25 lbs. Reasonable accommodation may be considered in determining an applicant’s ability to perform the duties/functions of the position.